Board Briefs – March

Unlicensed Contractor Receives 4-month Jail Time

The Board is committed to protecting the citizens of North Carolina and regulating the general contracting industry by enforcing the laws and regulations pertaining to general contracting. Contractors practicing without a license have been and continue to be a major issue and threat to our citizens and the industry. The Board has made the prosecution of unlicensed contractors found in violation a priority. Recently, a Wake County Superior Court sentenced an unlicensed general contractor to 120 days in jail for five counts of criminal contempt. The contractor, Jorge Alberto Garcia, violated a 2017 Consent Order executed in 2017 with the Board and approved by the court. In the Consent Order, the contractor agreed to stop engaging the public in projects $30,000 or more. However, the contractor was found to be in violation of the order as he continued to perform work requiring a licensed contractor.

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Continuing Education Course Schedules and Locations

It is anticipated that courses will be offered in all regions of North Carolina. General Contractors/Qualifiers who are required to take continuing education must contact providers directly to determine course schedules, locations and registration details. The list of approved Continuing Education providers can be found at Click on the provider of your choice for their contact information or website. Please contact providers directly for course schedules and additional information.

APPROVED PROVIDERS & INSTRUCTORS UPDATE: Mandatory Continuing Education Training Classes Scheduled

Board-approved providers and instructors who wish to offer and teach the 2-hour Mandatory Continuing Education Course are required to attend one of the scheduled training courses taught by the Board. Courses will be held at Wake Tech’s Beltline Education Center located at 3200 Bush Street, Raleigh, NC 27609 on the following dates:

  • March 19
  • March 24 – Morning Session seating available only
  • April 7
  • April 8

Each day, courses will be offered a Morning Session from 8 am – noon and also in an Afternoon Session from 1 pm – 5 pm. Registration forms will be emailed directly to all Board-approved providers and instructors. Class size is limited and will be reserved on a first come basis, reserve your seat today.